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Forest School and Forest &
Outdoor Leadership Awards (FOLA)

What is Forest School?

Forest Schools is a child-centred, inspirational learning process offering holistic growth through regular sessions.  Qualified practitioners facilitate play, exploration & supported risk taking to build confidence & self-esteem in an outdoor setting.

6 principles of Forest School

1

Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks  appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

3

Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.

5

Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident,    independent and creative learners.

2

Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.

4

Forest School takes place in a  woodland or natural environment to support the development of a lifelong relationship between the learner and the natural world.

6

Forest School is run by qualified  Forest School practitioners, who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.

Forest and Outdoor Leadership Awards (FOLA)

FOLA is a Forest School based national qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). 

Each award can be taken stand alone or as part of a progression pathway. 

Level 2-4 focus on skills development and have no entry requirements.  We recommend a minimum of 6 weeks for level 2-4.  Level 2 is suitable for upper primary age and early secondary age.  Levels 3 & 4 would be aimed at secondary level.

Booking details and Queries

To book a session or to find out more, call us on 01592 891567 for a chat, email liz@theecologycentre.org, or fill out our online contact form.